April 28 GiveNOLA Day for the Bayou Region News Conference

(Raceland) The Bayou Community Foundation and 40 local nonprofits will hold a news conference at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 28 at the Lafourche Parish Pavilion on LA Highway 1 in Raceland to kick-off the countdown for GiveNOLA Day for the Bayou Region.  The public is invited to attend.

Speakers will include Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph, Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet, and representatives of the Bayou Community Foundation and Greater New Orleans Foundation.

In addition, we will introduce the 40 nonprofits in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parish and Grand Isle participating in GiveNOLA Day on May 5.

GiveNOLA Day on May 5, 2015 is a one-day, online giving event sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations that make our region strong. It coincides with a national philanthropic giving campaign known as “Give Local America.”

Here In Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes and Grand Isle, the Bayou Community Foundation is coordinating a Bayou Region component of GiveNOLA Day to specifically promote the 40 nonprofit organizations in Terrebonne Parish, Lafourche Parish, and Grand Isle that are participating in the May 5 GiveNOLA online giving event.

The GiveNOLA Day for the Bayou Region effort will include giving celebrations on Tuesday, May 5 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Bayou Waterlife Museum in downtown Houma and at the Lafourche Parish Pavilion in Raceland. Lunches will be sold for $5 each, participating organizations will provide information about their work, and online donation stations will be available.

More information and a list of participating Bayou Region nonprofits can be found at www.GiveBayou.org and at www.GiveNOLA.org.

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